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Particle/Nuclear physics computing at Nevis Labs

The following links will provide you with information on the computer operations and services available. (Some of the following links lead you to pages that are not yet part of the Nevis Wiki.)


What's New - The Nevis computing news is distributed via the Nevis-linux mailing list.

Hardware and Networks

The computing environment, including the type of equipment and operating software here at the lab.
The Nevis networks, including a description of the public and private access policies, VLANs, and why you can't a ping a system.
Here are the network parameters if you're configuring your own device on the Nevis particle-physics network.


Linux Cluster Guide - how the cluster network is organized, what services and machines are available, and more.
The condor batch system at Nevis.
Some Frequently-Asked Questions about the Linux cluster.


Printing and Scanning

Printing Guide - how to print.
How to use the scanner in room 119.


The main Nevis networks.
Network parameters if you're configuring a device manually.
Wireless connections.


The Nevis Condor batch farms:

Network traffic at

How much e-mail spam we get.

The temperature and humidity monitors in various rooms at the lab.

Web services

Web Guide - how to set up your own web site at Nevis.
The Electronic Logbook. Contact the systems administrator if you wish a logbook to be created for your experiment.
If you prefer your collaborative work to be organized in the form of a blog, there is a Wordpress blog server.
How to use our web proxy.

Meetings and Calendars

Calendar Guide - accessing the shared calendars at Nevis:
  • Public shared calendars require a Nevis account to view.
  • Meeting-room reservations.
  • See the guide for instructions on how to share your own calendar.
  • Videoconference rooms, equipment, tools, and tips.

Computing Tips

Using condor at Nevis.
Symbolic math software on the Linux cluster (the answer to the question "Do you have Mathematica installed?").
NetworkParameters for the Nevis networks.

Software and compilers

Software Guide - the software available to do your work.
Compiler tools that can be useful for large projects.
The Subversion (svn) system for version control.


Security issues at Nevis.
Nevis certificates.
Accessing Fermilab systems via Kerberos.
How to turn off Java in your web browser.


Status of our disk-based backup server.

Main Wiki notes

Why a Wiki?
Nevis Wiki FAQ .
Nevis Wiki problems.

Systems administration

The items in this section all fall under the category of "advanced systems administration." If you're only here to do physics, just ignore them.


Nothing of current relevance.

Old Stuff

Old stuff refers to old and obsolete Nevis computing news items, going back to 1997.
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